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Decoding Stonehenge
May 31, 2008 3:10 PM   Subscribe

If the Stones Could Speak: Searching for the Meaning of Stonehenge.
posted by homunculus (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
No one knows what they were doing there.
posted by yhbc at 3:14 PM on May 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Recently discovered Lismullin Henge, Tara, Ireland.
posted by Brian B. at 3:16 PM on May 31, 2008


From the "Meaning" link: "Stonehenge Was [Royal] Cemetery First and Foremost, Study Says."

If the theory holds up it might account for the skeletal remains buried there and (in one case) not evidence of "a grisly execution [having occured] at the famous site."
posted by ericb at 3:22 PM on May 31, 2008


PBS: Secrets of the Dead -- Murder at Stonehenge.
posted by ericb at 3:26 PM on May 31, 2008


Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel Knows How Stonehenge Was Built
"The National Geographic Channel will air new findings about the construction and utility of Stonehenge in a two-hour special that airs on Sunday, including a theory archaeologists have uncovered about why it exists. Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel -- a renowned Stonehenge expert in his own right -- has a more interesting theory on how it was built."
Tufnel Interview: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
posted by ericb at 3:33 PM on May 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Eddie Izzard on Stonehenge [video | 3:06].
posted by ericb at 3:37 PM on May 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Where the Banshees live, and the do live well . . .
posted by Crotalus at 3:38 PM on May 31, 2008


Manhattanhenge was yesterday.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 4:13 PM on May 31, 2008


no doubt I'm in the minority when I say that I'll be relieved when the slightest reference to Stonehenge does NOT instantly result in numerous Spinal Tap links. Sure, it's a funny movie, but way overdone.
posted by fingers_of_fire at 4:19 PM on May 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pepsi Bronze.
posted by Dave Faris at 5:03 PM on May 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


...when the slightest reference to Stonehenge does NOT instantly result in numerous Spinal Tap links.

That day will never, ever come.

posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:15 PM on May 31, 2008


I don't understand the article title. I mean, I just heard Keef get interviewed on the radio the other day, and, sure he mumbles, and slurs some words, but, hey, the man can still speak.

Oh well. National Geographic never did get rock n' roll, man.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:19 PM on May 31, 2008


Vandals damage Stonehenge

First Rome, now this. These barbarians must be stopped!
posted by homunculus at 5:36 PM on May 31, 2008


Stonehenge is a wonderful symbol of the pure quest for knowledge. We'll never know exactly what it meant to its builders and later users. But that doesn't mean we should stop trying to find out.

It's also a grim symbol of the failure of the British planning system. What a mess that area is, a real national disgrace, and it's not going to be sorted out any time soon.
posted by WPW at 6:51 PM on May 31, 2008


this stonehenge post is in danger of being crushed : )
posted by sgt.serenity at 7:18 PM on May 31, 2008


I thought Stonehenge was up by Canada, like by the snowy part, up there in Canada.
What does Canada have to do with the Englishmens anyways?
posted by Dizzy at 7:33 AM on June 1, 2008


The rise and fall and rise again of Caelum Moor. Texas' answer to Stonehenge.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:53 AM on June 1, 2008


And oh, how they danced, the li'l children of Stonehenge.
posted by Cookiebastard at 4:46 AM on June 2, 2008


Well, I just watched the program that all this is a huge advertisement for, and I have to say, I'm pretty underwhelmed by the evidence. The head archeologist is more an author than a scientist.
posted by Dave Faris at 8:13 AM on June 2, 2008


I really hated the reenactements. They're so fucking silly. Just tell us what new conclusions you've come to and why, and and spare us the damned play-acting.
posted by homunculus at 9:31 AM on June 2, 2008


Would Stonehenge Be Built Today?
posted by homunculus at 11:17 AM on June 4, 2008


Trippy film of Neolithic monument
posted by homunculus at 1:04 PM on June 27, 2008


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